Lean Supply Chain


Much has been done to integrate Lean thinking on the factory floor.  Once these operations are stabilized and Lean knowledge becomes more advanced, opportunities to develop Lean Value Streams that are linked across the supply chain become evident and within reach.  A complete Lean Supply Chain is ultimately a system of codependent and interrelated divisions working together to achieve enterprise wide objectives. Furthermore, a Lean Supply Chain is not intended solely for manufacturing companies, but is equally relevant and important within any business or public service entity wanting to streamline processes by eliminating waste across the enterprise and increase value delivered to the customer.  While each company or division has their own business interests, there is no doubt that unlocking the value at each link in the chain leads to better service for the end customer.

This course examines how a well-designed and well managed supply chain should operate to deliver good quality products efficiently to the customer while minimizing waste.  With a focus on how to design a Lean Supply Chain that optimizes the complex and seemingly conflicting requirements that today’s businesses face, the course leads to an appreciation for the fact that an optimized supply network does not have to forgo the benefits of Lean.  All organizations striving to implement Lean benefit from a logical approach to creating and managing their supply chain.  

Course Objectives: Students will learn

  • How to apply the principles of the Lean Management System across the entire supply chain
  • Methodology for linking the entire network together as an optimized enterprise
  • The tools of Customer Journey Mapping, Developing Line of Sight metrics, Leadership Standard Work, Enterprise Strategy Deployment , Value Stream and Enterprise Mapping, Enterprise Kaizen, Key Customer Persona
  • How these tools can be put into basic practice immediately and further built upon as skills evolve
  • How to lead improvement efforts across an entire enterprise
  • How the Lean Supply Chain empowers any organization during their Lean journey


Basic understanding of Lean Management Systems

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